New story! Bug that hit Firefox and Tor browsers was hard to spot-now we know why

A recently fixed security vulnerability that affected both the Firefox and Tor browsers had a highly unusual characteristic that caused it to threaten users only during temporary windows of time that could last anywhere from two days to more than a month.

New story! Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Muneeb Kalathil

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 9:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Linux
The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems. One of the most important offerings is its Linux Certification Program, which is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills.

New story! The best way to develop software with effective security

  • Opensource.com; By Casey Schaufler (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 8:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story, Security
Regardless of the level at which you're doing your programming, security is going to get in the way. No amount of application abstraction or modern development process seems capable of shielding developers from...

New story! Linux Kernel 4.8 Lands October 2 as Linus Torvalds Outs Last Release Candidate

It's still Sunday in U.S. so Linus Torvalds has just published his weekly announcement to inform us all about the availability of the eighth and last RCdevelopment snapshot of the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel.

New story! How to install WooCommerce plugin on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

In this tutorial we are going to provide you with step by step instructions on how to install WooCommerce plugin on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.

New story! Exactly What Is OpenStack? Red Hat's Rich Bowen Explains

You've probably heard of OpenStack. It's in the tech news a lot, and it's an important open source project. But what exactly is it, and what is it for? Rich Bowen of Red Hat provided a high-level view of OpenStack as a software project, an open source foundation, and a community of organizations in his talk at LinuxCon North America.

New story! Announcing the KDE Advisory Board

KDE e.V. hereby introduces the KDE e.V. Advisory Board as a means to offer a space for communication between organizations which are allied with KDE, from both the corporate and the non-profit worlds. One of the core goals of the Advisory Board is to provide KDE with insights into the needs of the various organizations that surround us.

New story! The Linux Foundation Partners with Girls in Tech to Increase Diversity in Open Source

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 3:59 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
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New story! SDN and NFV integration, updated API documentation, and more OpenStack news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 3:02 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. OpenStack around the web There is a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling from some of our favorites: read more

New story! Improving Fuzzing Tools for More Efficient Kernel Testing

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 2:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Fuzz testing (or fuzzing) is a software testing technique that involves passing invalid or random data to a program and observing the results, such as crashes or other failures.

New story! How to install OpenSC on IPFire firewall

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 1:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, hardware token (such as a smart card) and their readers (CCID compliance) support are integrated with the IPFire project. This article is the continuation of our previous work on IPFire firewall.

New story! Epiq Solutions' Sidekiq M.2

Following on its resounding success with its Sidekiq MiniPCIe card, wireless communications systems specialist Epiq Solutions recently added the Sidekiq M.2 state-of-the-art, small form-factor, software-defined radio (SDR) card.

New story! Why Open Beats Closed

  • Forbes; By Greg Satell (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 11:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
When the Internet was opened up to allow commercial applications in 1994, some enterprising entrepreneurs set up companies host corporate websites. It was an exciting time, with the power of technology unleashing a torrent of new possibilities.

New story! How to throw a tarball over the wall

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 10:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It costs a lot of money to open source a mature piece of commercial software, even if all you are doing is "throwing a tarball over the wall." That's why companies abandoning software they no longer care about so rarely make it open source, and those abandoning open source projects rarely move them to new homes that benefit others. If all you have thought about is the eventual outcome, you may be surprised how expensive it is to get there. read more

New story! Skylable releases new versions of its Open Source storage and Dropbox alternative

Skylable announced availability of SX 2.2, its flagship Open Source solution for building data clouds and a new project - SXScout, which joins the SXDrive family of file sync&share applications.

New story! New Firefox 49 features in Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 8:22 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
The latest release 49 of Firefox comes with some interesting new features. Here’s what they mean for Fedora users and how to enable them beyond default setup. Make a safe playground When you’re testing Firefox, you should create a new fresh profile. If something goes wrong, you... Continue Reading →

New story! Easiest ways to install LAMP server on Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint

Whoever new to Linux, who don’t have much experience on Linux, web developers, who’s very lazy to run morethan one command to install LAMP Server, then you are in the right place to achive your target.

New story! IBM, China UnionPay complete block chain pilot project on bank loyalty points

  • The Star Online (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 6:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
..IBM Great China Group said the company also is partnering with the Hyperledger Project to build a block chain platform and help clients develop more uses for industry... Hyperledger is a cross-industry collaboration started in December by the Linux Foundation to support block chain-based applications designed to support global business transactions, including major technological, financial, and supply chain companies.

New story! wattOS 10 Microwatt Edition Comes with Less of Everything, Based on Ubuntu 16.04

After releasing the LXDE edition of wattOS 10 at the beginning of the month, developer Ronald Ropp now announced the availability of the Microwatt Edition, which includes less of everything when compared to its bigger brother.

New story! Linux 4.8 gets rc8

  • The Register; By Simon Sharwood (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 1:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux
Chill, penguin-fanciers: Linux lord Linus Torvalds is sitting on the egg that is Linux 4.8 for another week. As Torvalds indicated last week, this version of the kernel still needs work and therefore earned itself an eighth release candidate.

New story! IBM Preaches Cognitive, Cloud, And IT Consumption

  • IT Jungle; By Dan Burger (Posted by bob on Sep 25, 2016 11:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM
Linux continues to be the star on which the Power Systems hitches its wagon. Power Systems GM Doug Balog says it's the market with the greatest opportunity...

New story! LXQt 0.11.0 Desktop Environment Arrives After Almost One Year of Development

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 25, 2016 8:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After being in development for the past eleven months, the next major release of the lightweight, Qt-based LXQt desktop environment has been officially released and it's available for download.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.7.5 Released with Numerous ARM and Networking Improvements

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 25, 2016 6:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The fifth maintenance update to the Linux 4.7 kernel series, which is currently the most advanced, secure and stable kernel branch you can get for your GNU/Linux operating system, has been announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman.

New story! How to: Install Google Chrome web browser on Ubuntu Linux (and uninstall Firefox)

  • Beta News; By Brian Fagioli (Posted by bob on Sep 25, 2016 4:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
On Linux, Google Chrome is now the top web browser, and it is the best way to experience Adobe Flash content too (if you still need it)... Installing Google Chrome on the Linux-based operating system is not totally straightforward. This is unfortunate, as the search-giant's web browser is...

New story! Blockchain Summit Day Two: End-Of-Conference Highlights From Shanghai

Garzik drew on lessons from working at Red Hat in the early days of Linux Enterprise, and discussed the "missing pieces from DIY, download-it-yourself" programs for enterprise deployments serving corporations that need service and maintenance. For that, he was betting on open-source community development.

New story! Ghost Minitaur Robot Opens Doors & Climbs Fences & Stairs!

  • gadizmo; By R.J. Huneke (Posted by bob on Sep 25, 2016 4:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Raspberry Pi
Give this little droid a compatible brain, like a Raspberry Pi 3, which can display images via a built-in HDMI port and runs Linux at 1.2 Gigahertz, and is more akin to an actual computer than a microcontroller, and let programming of a robotic brain function shatter the ceiling on possibilities.

New story! Krebs on Security booted off Akamai network after DDoS attack proves pricey

Security blog Krebs on Security has been taken offline by host Akamai Technologies following a DDoS attack which reached 665 Gbps in size.

New story! Tails 2.6 - Ultra-secure Linux OS Used By Snowden Gets Updated Tor And Kernel

The development team of Tails, the anonymity-focused Debian GNU/Linux-based Live CD operating system, is here with its latest release. Tails 2.6 fixes multiple bugs and improves the software packages. This release is based on Linux kernel 4.6 and Tor 0.2.8.7. While the existing Tails users can go for the update, new users need to download the Live CD from Tails website.

New story! How to enable automatic updates on a Linux VPS

  • RoseHosting.com Linux VPS Hosting Blog (Posted by RoseHosting on Sep 24, 2016 10:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In order to keep the data stored on your server as secure as possible, it is recommended to upgrade the services regularly. Keeping your services up to date is a very easy task and requires a small amount of time, but it is crucial for the safety of your data.

New story! Krebs Goes Down, Opera Gets a VPN & More…

Also included: Yahoo's big hack, Garrett on Lenovo, new Audacious and GNOME, and Ubuntu get's ready for Yakkety Yak.

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